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tool belt back on and tackle some small-scale
the day people just want respect and that's the
construction and carpentry jobs.
thing you've got to give them."
He says in today's environment, striving
for multiple small victories is a goal worthy of
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pursuing and keeping the funnel full of the next Almost monthly, Rupp will visit the three plants
generation of industry leaders depends on the
he's responsible for, located in Finney County,
current ones paving the way.
Kansas, Dakota City, Nebraska, and Joslin,
"We've got a lot of young folks
coming up and teaching them and
giving them the tribal knowledge
is some of the best little wins we
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For example, after weeks of
training a newcomer on the how's
and whys of keeping a knife sharp
and then seeing that training pay
off when that new worker puts
those practices into action; that he
says, is a little win. "You don't get
a pat on the back for it, but you
see that what you've done really
made a difference.
"All through my career the only
thing I've looked for is the little
wins. If I can't get the little wins it
would not be a very good career."
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